La Lituanie dont la capitale est Vilnius est le plus méridional et le plus peuplé des Etats Balstes. Elle recouvre son indépendance en mars 1990 et intègre l'union européenne en 2004.
La population est d'environ 3,5 millions d'habitants pour une densité de 53 habitants/km².
Voici la description de l'école que nous allons visiter (en anglais).
Girkalnio pagrindinė mokykla - Girkalnis basic (low secondary) school
Girkalnis is situated in the middle of Lithuania. There are approximately 1000 inhabitants. Girkalnis belongs to Taseiniai municipality, Kaunas County. It is supposed that the first school in Girkalnis was established in 1635. Today there are two levels in the school: primary (a four-year-curriculum; 1-4 grades) and low secondary (a six-year-curriculum; 5-10 grades). There are 168 students and 23 teachers.
Girkalnis low secondary school provides high quality primary and basic (low secondary) education. In addition to high academic achievement, we are strong enough in sports – we have not only the acievements at the regional level but also at the national level. The school has not only traditional events. Our school is proud of the fact that there are regularly carried out in various projects. We were partners with Portugal, Italy, Turkey, Sweden, Denmark, Wales (UK) in Comenius multilateral project „Protecting nature is preserving life“ 2011 – 2013 , and with Turkey in bilateral Comenius project „Turkish Lithuanian pupils are weaving cultural carpet“ 2013 – 2015; participated in a big anti-bulying program OLWEUS to reach name of the Safe School and we are the Safe School.
Our school is open to innovation and change, constantly learning, advancing the future of the school. The school‘s mission is to communicate and create favorable conditions for cooperation between primary and basic education, enabling each student‘s self-fulfillment, forms the moral values, fostering a desire and ability to make decisions and choices and learn in preparation for future integration into society.
We are open to change and innovation, because we believe in success.
Here is our web site: www.girkalnis.raseiniai.lm.lt